USA Today reports:
Attorney General William Barr has deployed federal riot teams to Washington, D.C., and Miami in an attempt to quell violent clashes between protesters and police.
Riot teams are being sent from the federal Bureau of Prisons, while the FBI also has directed its elite Hostage Rescue Unit to help in D.C., a senior Justice Department official said Monday.
A weekend of rioting in the nation’s capital left deep scars in the shadow of the White House and across the city where 88 people were arrested, while dozens of law enforcement officers, including Secret Service agents were injured.
Attorney General William Barr is sending riot teams to help control protests in Washington, D.C., and Miami.
Also, the FBI will have command posts across the country as demonstrations move into a second week.https://t.co/dvNplCEM09
— NPR (@NPR) June 1, 2020
.@MayorGimenez, @MDPD_Director, did the County request federal riot teams to be deployed to our community? This could prove counterproductive to the work being done with peaceful protesters and maintaining calm in our neighborhoods. https://t.co/COvQa8tNOF
— Daniella Levine Cava (@DLCAVA) June 1, 2020